90-me­tre tower ap­proved, but ques­tions linger

The Glengarry News - - News - -- Steven War­bur­ton

Al­though North Glen­garry coun­cil has ap­proved a mo­tion al­low­ing for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion of a new 90-me­tre telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions tower, mem­bers still have some ques­tions about the lo­ca­tion of the in­stal­la­tion.

The new guyed tower would be placed on a par­cel of land just south of the Glen­garry Truck Cen­tre on County Road 45. It would re­place a sim­i­lar tower that is cur­rently in op­er­a­tion on the Auld McMil­lan Road, about one kilo­me­tre north of the new pro­posed tower site.

“This project will meet the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion needs for wire­less tele­phone ser­vices and for high speed wire­less in­ter­net in our com­mu­nity,” wrote Ja­cob Rheaume, the town­ship's Chief Build­ing Of­fi­cial, in a re­port to coun­cil. He added that the work would be car­ried out by Romin In­ter­na­tional Inc., an authorized agent of Bell Mo­bil­ity Inc. As per pol­icy, all res­i­dents liv­ing within a ra­dius of three times the tower's height will be con­tacted and an ad will be pub­lished in The Glen­garry

News to in­form the com­mu­nity about the project.

How­ever, coun­cil had some ques­tions about the tower, the most no­table be­ing whether the new lo­ca­tion would be suitable. Coun­cil noted that the new site is in a ge­o­log­i­cally de­pressed area and won­dered if this might af­fect the work­ings of the tower.

Mr. Rheaume promised to gather more in­for­ma­tion from Romin and present it to coun­cil later.

New park name

North Glen­garry coun­cil has agreed with a pro­posal set for­ward by the Dun­ve­gan Recre­ation As­so­ci­a­tion (DRA) to re­name the Dun­ve­gan Park as ClarkMacIn­tosh Park.

The new name hon­ours Les­lie J. Clark and Wel­don MacIn­tosh, who were, re­spec­tively, the first pres­i­dent and vice-pres­i­dent of the DRA. The as­so­ci­a­tion was formed in the early 1970s when the for­mer Town­ship of Kenyon of­fered to fund recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties in the old brick school­house, which is now a pri­vate home.

The town­ship's Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Anne Le­duc, says that the DRA wants to fast track the name change so it can rechris­ten the park for the rest of the sum­mer­time ac­tiv­i­ties.

Coun­cil voted unan­i­mously in favour of the mo­tion with Maxville Ward Coun­cil­lor Jo­hanne Wensink be­ing par­tic­u­larly vo­cal. She said she re­mem­bered the ser­vices of the two men and added that the name change is fitting.

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